Simformer is an unparalleled project. We have created not only a powerful, multi-user business-simulation environment, but also a platform that is fundamentally changing the current approach to business education.
STARTnordic, is organizing a cross-country collaboration for the greater good. The project aims to create a framework that will better enable potential high growth companies to reach unicorn levels of success, and consolidating the small Nordic countries into a single regional powerhouse. As part of…
Birthing the MicroMasters...."In a pilot project announced Wednesday, students will be able to take a semester of free online courses in one of MIT's graduate programs and then, if they pay a "modest fee" of about $1,500 and pass an exam, they will earn a MicroMaster's credential, the school said." ... See MoreSee Less
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside: They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to change. In a pilot project…
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MOODLING AROUND IN THE CLOUD: Moodle may be an old-school LMS, but it is hardly outdated. On July 6, Moodle introduced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free--meaning no installation or hosting charges. More from Moodle here.
GOOD THINKING: How does computational thinking (CT) differ from computer science? Ah, Google’s got a course on that. Here’s a free online course on how this thinking process can be integrated into a variety of school subject areas. Consider it a MOOC that could help you bond with your school’s comps
For those of you who take an interest in what we do at the Future Learning Lab, here is the first of several reports to come from the May 2015 Summit at Stanford University. Next Summit will be the World Learning Summit in Kristiansand, June 2016.
But take a look at this report - fielded by Class-Central - we will announce the official Summit Report when it is out:
Joseph SalomonsenAn awesome report, with a lot of good info. I think the cutting edge of MOOC is neither it being open nor online but it being massive. Massive in a sense that it pulverizes the arbitrary educational silos and enables us to composite different disciplines. Now that is revolutionary! Looking forward to FLL summit 2016…2 years ago · 1
Kirsten Wright, an educational technology teacher at Desert Sands Unified School District (CA), talks about how making the move to 1-to-1 has transformed not only teaching and learning, but the physical design of her districts' classrooms.
At a time when so many teachers and administrators fear and forbid student access to the internet from school, a high school teacher on the California coast is encouraging students by the hundreds to blog, Skype, gamify, and mindmap collaboratively in public. Problems? Zero. Enthusiasm -- I can pers…
Blackboard and Pearson have revamped the integration of Blackboard's teaching and learning solutions and Pearson PowerSchool student information system (SIS) in an effort to improve data management functionality.
Starting August 2015, Future Learning Lab will begin actively pursuing bitesized content interaction and complete course delivery in our new knowledge cloud enabled by EdCast.
There is a long story behind this, but the short version is simple: It was only when we found EdCast that we began to have any serious thought that we actually could pursue the world of MOOCs in a meaningful way. The hopelessly Victorian-style approach applied by Coursera and EdX to the world´s education and learning challenge will effectively be their downfall in the public domain. Their world will be commercial. We approached them, and the question was this: Are you one of the top 100 universities in the world? And you can read the rest of that story here.....: ... See MoreSee Less
www.futurelearninglab.org/may-2015-summit/ Here is the latest update of the program for our upcoming conference at Stanford University, next Saturday May 30th. Please take a look. We have now received sponsorship from the University of Agder in Norway, as well. During the conference we will be announcing a fairly big step for the Future Learning Lab´s network: A joint MOOC-production facility, where members of our group will be invited to work with us on 21st Century online learning courses -- complete with the integration of social media tools now available. This is just a small preview. ... See MoreSee Less
A report that some of you may find quite interesting. Visit the authoring institution here: www.futureofed.org
What caught my eye i this excellent source of inspiration -- and which will be a theme in a coming Future Learning Lab workshop for sure, was this:
"Over the next decade, the most vibrant innovations in education are likely to take place outside traditional institutions. These institutions face a critical dilemma: how to reconcile bottom-up developments in educational with the traditional top-down hierarchy that is currently in place.
This 2020 Forecast illuminates how we are shifting toward a culture of creation in which each of us has the opportunity—and the responsibility— to make our collective future. We are seeing “educitizens” define their rights as learners and re-create the civic sphere. Networked artisans and ad hoc factories are democratizing manufacturing and catalyzing new local economies. These creators are highlighting the significance of cooperation and cross-cultural intelligence for citizenship and economic leadership.
Together, these forces are pushing us to create the future of learning as an ecosystem, in which we have yet to determine the role of educational institutions as we know them today."
Aake BjoerkeWhat surprises me is that so many university teachers (still) seem to think that ICT supported education and e-learning is a question of making their power point presentation available online...2 years ago · 3
Oddgeir TveitenYes we can. Meanwhile, here is a link to a website coming up in not too long, with a couple of important dates in October 2015. How about gracing the event with your presence as one of the expert panelists who will review papers? We received 40K from UiA for it, and if ADILA can join in with a similar amount we can run a small surplus that we can use to subsidize PhD students to come and present their papers. fallworkshop2015.futurelearninglab.org/facebook/2 years ago · 1